The Australasian CIDI Training and Resource Centre provides training on the World Health Organization CIDI Version 3.0, which is an expanded and updated version of the CIDI 2.1. We are one of three English-language training Centres (Ann Arbor, Hobart, Groningen) with our focus on the Asia Pacific region. In recent years we have trained people from Australia, Cambodia, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore.

This workshop provides training in the use of the World Health Organization World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview (WHO WHM-CIDI). The workshop is conducted over three (interviewer) or four (train-the-trainer) days and covers a number of topics including data collection, editing, coding and data cleaning and will also provide hands on experience in the administration of the WMH-CIDI.

The program will also include a set of home-study materials. Participants will be expected to complete approximately 30 hours of the home study prior to the training.

Training will be conducted in both the Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) and the Paper and Pencil (PAPI) modes, with emphasis determined by participants. Both modes are modularised so that the entire questionnaire or a specific subset of the WMH-CIDI can be administered. Upon successful completion of the CAPI training participants will receive a copy of the Blaise CAPI program. Similarly, the successful completion of the PAPI training will include Word files including the most recent version of the instrument and a copy of the Blaise CAPI and Direct Data Entry Program. Participants will also receive the SAS diagnostic scoring algorithms (training costs do not cover the costs of SAS software).

More information available about the training.

Important Announcement

The planned DSM-5 revision to the CIDI is no longer occurring. Refer the following notice from the CIDI Executive Committee:

Our original plan to generate a new DSM-V version of the CIDI by the end of 2015 has been put on hold, pending further discussion by the CIDI Executive Committee. We do not have an expected date for release of the new version, or even a commitment that development of a full DSM-V CIDI questionnaire will proceed. In the meantime, we will continue to support the current DSM-IV version.


Meet the Trainers

  • Associate Professor Kristy Sanderson PhD (Psychiatry), BSc(Psychol) Hons is a psychiatric epidemiologist who has been a user/analyst of the CIDI for 20 years.  Kristy has been the ATRC Director since February 2013.
  • Dr Philippa Cannan (BA (Hons), DPsych (Clin.)) is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and researcher. Philippa Has been a certified CIDI 3.0 since 2009.
  • Dr Charlotte McKercher PhD BA (Psych) (Hons) BMus is an epidemiologist and research consultant. Charlotte has been a user of the CIDI since 2009 and became a certified CIDI 3.0 trainer in 2014.

Information for funding application budgets

If you wish to include the WHO WMH-CIDI in a research study you will need to budget for the cost of training including the training fee(s), all travel and incidentals to Hobart, and a Blaise license. You must also have access to SAS to run the diagnostic algorithms as algorithms are not available for any other analysis software.

More Information on the WHO WMH-CIDI

For more information on the WHO WMH-CIDI instrument, click here WMH-CIDI.

For all enquiries regarding the WMH-CIDI instrument and training please contact:

A/Prof Kristy Sanderson
Director, WHO WMH-CIDI Australasian Training and Resource Centre
Phone: +61 3 6226 4724

Email: kristy.sanderson@utas.edu.au

Skype: kristysanderson